Discussion in 'Entertaining Diversions' started by Eric T. Cheng, Oct 23, 2012.
With Air Force One blowing up I assume one of the four he has to save is the President.
Haha, fooled you. He's saving Biden.
That's odd because according to MyComicShop this is the real The Invincible Iron Man #3
So this happened:
3rd. May vs. 3rd July?
3 is the issue number of the old cover, and the date the movie opens on the new one.
That's pretty cool!
I've seen these photos from last summer but now I know their context. I'm glad it wasn't done with all CGI but had stunt people.
I like this because even though it shows a ridiculous action scene, it doesn't show the ending of the scene.
Unlike, say, the Fast & Furious trailer. And... every other trailer for an action adventure movie.
You might want to avoid clicking on the photo spoiler Eric posted above you, then.
Oooh. Sir Ben Kingsley as The Mandarin with his Ten Rings.
He kinda looks like the Dude with more bling.
The Mandarin abides.
The weird cross between the Dude and Mickey Rourke makes me want to see this movie less.
The Mandarin is suppose to be Chinese. At least he doesn't have the stereotypical Fu Man Chu moustache or Ming the Merciless slanted eyebrows.
I had to look it up, I guess he's supposed to be half chinese, not that Ben Kingsley looks a drop of chinese.
New trailer GO GO GO
Holy shit, was that the Hulkbuster armor at the end? Damn, I sure hope it follows Iron Man 1 more than 2, because some of those scenes are incredible.
How many variants of the Iron Man armour does he have? Wasn't he up to Mark VII during The Avengers?
The funniest thing about the Hulkbuster armor is that it's not a standalone suit for Stark to sit in, it's an exoskeleton that the normal Mark Whatever suit fits in. Suit within a suit!
edit: And he has dozens and dozens of suits in the comics. There are literally a fuckton. And yeah he was up to Mark VII in The Avengers, I assume we'll be looking at Mark VIII at the very least in IM 3, since it looks like his Mark VII gets destroyed in the attack on his house (from the trailer).
There's about two dozen armour showing up at the port. Are they clones produced by The Ten Rings?
I don't think so. That scene happens right after the "We need more backup" exchange between Rhodes and Stark, to which they all appear at the port, and it cuts to "There's my boys" by Stark, followed by the Hulkbuster bashing through buildings and shit.
edit: But, that could be wrong, because there's a short scene in the trailer where a bunch of dudes look like they're being strapped into a machine for implantation of an Ark Reactor (unless those are Stark's "boys", and it's not The Mandarin doing it).
Guide to Iron Man armour variants:
Seven Iron Man suits magnified from movie poster
I guess with Tony Stark unable to sleep after the events in The Avengers movie he had a lot of time designing and creating all these different mission variant armour.
Hidden by the Spoiler tags for the big images.
What in the ever living hell is the 5th suit? That thing looks far different than any suit he's built.
I think it's a prototype suit missing its armoured plates.
The Iron Man 3 Lego sets have possible plot spoilers!
I'm surprised that Ellis' Extremis stuff is still in the movie. For some reason I thought that the whole thing was just a swerve so people would be surprised when they showed off the Mandarin.
Isn't it how Tony gets the pieces of armour to fly to him?
Why do you ask?
Happened recently, in fact. I believe it was an Avengers annual where Tony remotely pilots every suit of armor he has in storage to defeat the second Black Widow (who's been given the powers of the Super-Adaptoid). If they're piloted by individuals, then it's a nod to the Iron Legion from Iron Man #300, which came out in 1994.
It's not the latter. Tony being able to do that is...
Extremis has come up as the driving motivation behind the first arc of Kieron Gillen's current run. But prior to that there was a point in Fraction's run on the title where the Extremis tech had to be removed from Tony's body because the Skrulls hacked into it or something, which sent him back to the drawing board to create new interfaces for the suit.
The basics of it, in the comics anyway, is that Extremis started out as a nanotech version of the Super-Soldier Serum. Programmable, upgradeable, controllable. If the Marvel Cinematic Universe is still focusing on everything being an offshoot of the original Project: Rebirth stuff (as shown in the Hulk movie where Banner's experiments were an attempt to recreate the SSS and that's what was used on Blonsky) that would make sense. Piloting a suit remotely is an old-school trick, though, going back to the early-90s when Tony was in a mostly-vegetative state and developed a "telepresence" system to pilot a suit from his hospital bed or the safety of Stark Mansion.
Either way, I'm intrigued that the folks behind the film chose to go with a more modern storyline as opposed to the whole "remake the classics" trend.
Good lord and I thought I was a nerd. I'm surprised there are periods in that paragraph.
I don't know much about the Iron Man lore than what I read on the wikis.
New tv spot that shows off Tony's new armour.
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